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Engineering Technician at DRS Technologies

Posted in Skilled Labor - Trades 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Manassas, Virginia

Job Description:

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration.   The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at


The company has immediate opening for a hands-on, Engineering Technician to become a full-time member of the growing, dynamic Engineering team in Manassas, VA.

Job Location: Manassas, VA


Title: Engineering Technician

Position Summary: The Engineering Technician position will support engineering with a variety of moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks.  This position requires an engineering technician for maintenance, fabrication, and integration of laboratory assists.  This position includes supporting hardware/software integration activities, fixing testing and building military tactical cables, connectors and hardware.  Reviews project instructions and drawings to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem and possible solutions, and to support hardware for development and delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Engineering Technician is responsible for performing the following tasks: 

  • Support hardware/software system integration tasks.

  • Support engineering with a variety of moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks

  • Competent technical expertise

  • Comfortable with the shop/laboratory and equipment

  • Assists in design, build and/or procurement of new or improved machines, tools, fixtures and material handling equipment and coordinating the implementation

  • Responsible for completing process documentation, bill of materials, route sheets, etc

  • Sets up and conducts tests of units and components

  • Provides and develops documentation to maintain equipment

  • Assists in the development of plant layouts, manufacturing methods and process improvements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience (2+ years)

  • 1+ years "hands-on" systems hardware experience

  • Knowledge of lab test equipment and basic hand tools

  • System hardware/software troubleshooting experience

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Must have or be able to obtain US DoD Security clearance


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Understanding of systems communications protocols such as RS232, TCP-IP, UDP

  • Experience with Linux OS and scripting programming language

  • US Military background


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stoop, stand, bend, climb, kneel: up to 40% of time

  • Able to walk: up to 25% of time

  • Able to sit: up to 75% of time

  • Able to lift and carry: up to 20 lbs, up to 25% of time 

  • This position requires the ability to travel to various locations (10% of time).


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS